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Guide to root the Galaxy S4 on MJ7

I am not responsible if you brick your device. Do this at your own risk.

VROOT could be malicious and is explained very well HERE.

This method is for people who are on MJ7 ONLY and not rooted at all

Downloads
VROOT HERE - Download and install to computer
Samsung Drivers HERE Download and install to computer
SuperSU to replace Chinese SuperUser HERE - Download to computer
Terminal Emulator (download and install this on your phone) HERE - Install this on your phone.

OK Lets get started. (There are a few differences between this and the video. The video may be easier.)

  • Make sure you have the Samsung drivers installed.
  • Download VROOT install it on your computer (close it now if you have it opened)
  • If you do not have developer options enabled enable them now by clicking menu>settings>more>about phone, then navigate down to build number and keep clicking it until it says you are now a developer. Click back then go to Developer Options. Go down and make sure USB Debugging is checked.
  • Plug in your phone and let it sit for a bit right now while we work on other things
  • On your computer extract the files of Replace_VRoot_With_SuperSU (the third file you downloaded)
  • Open the file. There is a file called "mrw" copy this file. Now navigate to your phone on your computer by clicking Start>Computer>Portable Device. Click phone and paste mrw to the phone. Don't put it in any files.
  • Now open Vroot. Wait for it to show your phone connected. If it doesn't after a few minutes disconnect the phone and wait a few. Then reconnect it. There is a pop up on the phone. Allow it to connect.
  • Click Root on Vroot (the green button). Your phone should reboot. Wait a bit then unplug the phone
  • Open terminal emulator and type
  • su then hit enter
  • sh /sdcard/mrw/root.sh then hit enter. Your phone will reboot.

10. Now open SuperSU and update scripts. Reboot. Done.

Optional

I would uninstall the knox security stuff. I used titanium backup to uninstall the files. I found out it is easiest to find them all by searching knox in Titanium Back Up. The files are:

  1. com.sec.enterprise.knox.attestation
  2. com.sec.knox.eventsmanager
  3. Knox 1.0
  4. Knox 3.0
  5. Knox Notification Manager
  6. Knox Store
  7. Now search security and uninstall Security Policy Update
  8. Security Storage
  9. KLMS Agent

Thanks to Foo we have a pretty cool video which makes this a little easier.

HERE is the link to the original video

If you have a custom sign at the boot screen, just purchase and use triangle away. You can download this HERE

If something messes up on your phone you can always odin back to stock.

There are two ways you can do this.

  1. No wipe - Thread HERE
  2. Full wipe - Thread HERE
 

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KNOWN WORKING MODS FOR MJ7

Again I am not responsible if you brick your device. Use these at your own risk!

I have only tested this on MJ7.

First thing you should do is remove SDM.apk from system apps. This will stop your phone from automatically updating.

Xposed Framework (This thread is not for the framework so direct problems or questions to that thread)

Thread HERE

Direct Download HERE - Download and install this on your phone.

Wanam (a module for Xposed framework)

Thread HERE

Download HERE

Triangle Away - Use this to remove the custom sign at the boot screen

Download HERE

Your best bet to get rid of unwanted apps is to disable them.

Apps that I uninstalled with no ill effects. I will try to post apk's for the applications or links to the store so you can get them back. All of the apk's are for MJ7 build. Don't try to put them on other builds as it may not work or cause problems.

 

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On the two files one was the file that has 4 files an then there is root De La Vega sh is that what I need nothing else

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There was only two files ..

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correct thats why i said both files. you need to move them both to the root of your phone. hit me up on google hangouts so i can walk you through this. my name is the same as on here
 

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Does it go in any folder or just root of it cause I tried going into terminal an I Typed SU nothing came up type in small su an it does but I know that's because of chinese su

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Does it go in any folder or just root of it cause I tried going into terminal an I Typed SU nothing came up type in small su an it does but I know that's because of chinese su

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I'm afraid if the instructions are too complicated it probably isnt a good idea for you to root man
 

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I did do it what happen was the same files u have is listed hicks has on his site I copied an pasted them in terminal rebooted an lost root ...I put the files where u told me let see if I can take a pick an post it ..

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